Glen Garioch 1986 GlMo

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gleann Mór (GlMo)
Bottling serie
A Rare Find
Stated Age
30 years old
Number of bottles
51.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
15 nov 2016 8:49 am by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 384.00

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Whisky reviews for Glen Garioch 1986 GlMo

4 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.00 points.

  1. yellowcake scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    This whisky is very fruity and pleasant to drink. The long time in the barrel was very good for him.
    • Nose
      very fruity and sweet, lots of honey, beeswax - then comes a whole basket of tropical fruits, such as papaya and apricot
    • Taste
      Mild and pleasant on the tongue - now the fruits come through even more intensely, dried apricots, woodruff. It's very creamy. Now you notice the wood and the oak, very harmonious!
    • Finish
      long and complex, the oak remains just like the fruity-sweet note, juicy, oranges

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  3. squaadgras scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. BXpress scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior


    The nose promised a polished spirit, but it couldn't quite deliver on the palate. Profile wise it is vey good, it's just the heat that gets on my nerves. -2 points.
    • Nose
      Some nice honey notes, subtle vanilla, Tiramisu, stewed apples. Slightly floral. A little woody in the background. Plums and a some raisins. This very much a refined nose. Needs to be worked, and you'll need a little bit of patience. Faintly phenolic and vegetal.
    • Taste
      Initially austere. Grassy, vegetal. Slightly hot though. Quite woody now. Gets a lot sweeter after that. Indistinct jam notes. Maybe mirabelles, followed by a very strong floral note bordering on perfume.
    • Finish
      Quite long on more fruit, quince marmalade i would guess. Nice sweetness in the after taste.

  5. St. Pauli scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A nice, complex, yet lively whisky from a distillery that had another style in the days when this one was produced. It's very good. If you like the creamy notes of butterscotch and toffee, you'd better drink it shortly after it's in the glass. If you like the earthy side more, wait more than a half our...
    • Nose
      It's actually very creamy and malty: butterscotch, toffee, heather, honey, beeswax, barley. Next to this, there is a faint, yet pleasant layer of peat smoke, engine oil, workshop, licorice, heather, fennel, lemon, sour apple, grass and menthol.
    • Taste
      Quite hot and punchy, especially given it's age. It's not so sweet as the nose might suggest, there is a nice acidic layer (fresh fruit). The balance between the creamy, fruity and earthy elements is very good, everything is well integrated and complex. With water and after quite a while, the earthy and oily side dominates but stays gentle.
    • Finish
      Gets a little ginger-y, drying, but furthermore nicely balanced between creamy notes of toffee, earthy notes, fruit and the malt.


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